Keith and his team were fantastic. We had heard horror stories of the probate process but our experience was fast and ...- Thomas M.
He researched my problem, consulted another expert just for a second opinion, and responded to me with the answers I needed. He is a SUPER PERSON.- Kathie
He helped my family navigate a unique probate and trust process right at the end of the year.- Previous Client
Keith is one of the finest and technically proficient lawyers I have ever met.- Jennifer
Keith is very professional and was able to settle my family dispute.- Susan
Keith would be the one attorney I hope I never set on the opposite side of the table against.- Bruce
Mr. Morris represented me in a complicated and nasty probate matter. I am a paralegal and must say that Mr. Morris is in the top .5 of the 1% of excellent lawyers.- Jennifer L.
Keith was easy to reach and had a lot of knowledge about estate planning. He helped me and my family with our wills and helped set up trusts for my kids.- Oda
Bastrop County Probate Attorney
How Will A Bastrop County Probate Attorney Help Me?
The time after a loved one’s death can be emotional and confusing. The services of a Bastrop County probate attorney, while not required under the law, are nonetheless vital in wrapping up issues pertaining to the decedent’s finances and property. How are assets distributed? Who pays the decedent’s outstanding debts? What if there is no will? Under the Texas probate process, the assets and debts of a person who has died are placed into an estate, which is then overseen by a probate court. When a will exists, the court ensures that assets are distributed according to the decedent’s wishes. With no will, matters are more complicated. Intestacy laws and arguments of a Bastrop County probate attorney will play a role in how the estate is divvied up. In either case, there are some necessary court appearances and required paperwork after a person has died — the process can be time consuming and difficult to understand if you are not experienced in this area of the law.
What Services Does A Probate Attorney in Bastrop County Offer?
Though a Bastrop County probate attorney may primarily deal with matters directly involving the probate process, their legal counsel also can include inheritance law, property rights, conservatorships, guardianships, legal transfer of property and more. Your lawyer can answer questions regarding the taxes associated with estate taxes, both federal and state, as well as what fees may be associated with the probate process.
In regards to the Texas probate process, a Bastrop County probate attorney will be able to perform the following functions on the behalf of beneficiaries:
- File any and all paperwork necessary.
- Ensure that the court is provided with the necessary proof of death.
- Notify any creditors of the estate. And,
- Inventory and appraise the assets of the estate.
Performing these tasks within the scope of Texas law requires specific knowledge of the legal process, which a Bastrop County probate attorney will have.
Sadly, the probate process is not always a peaceful resolution of the decedent’s estate. There are those who would attempt to take advantage of a loved one’s death. The Bastrop County probate attorney, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly, Attorneys at Law, has a proven track record of successfully handling clients’ estates during the Texas probate process.
Our firm provides services to clients throughout Bastrop County including the cities of Bastrop, Elgin, and Smithville.
Dispute Resolved Estate Administration & Division of Assets
Resolved highly contentious ongoing dispute over father’s estate and division of assets between son and daughter.
Dispute Resolved Estate Administration Case
Successfully resolved case between two siblings fighting over cash and personal property of their father.
Hearing Won Evidentiary Hearing
Won lengthy evidentiary hearing to prove client was not in contempt of court to avoid sanction or jail time.
Case Won Guardianship Case
Won trial to exclude wife to serve as guardian of gentleman she married that was at least twice her age.
Six-Figure Settlement Reached Multi-Million Dollar Estate Case
Obtained six-figure settlement after jury was seated for adopted child in multi-million dollar estate case after adoption was disputed.
With over 40+ years of combined legal experience, Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly devoted their efforts to sharpening their skills in probate, trust, and estate planning and litigation.
Keith Morris & Stacy Kelly are proud to be the litigators that takes on the most complicated and difficult cases to court and getting their clients optimal results.
Your first free case evaluation with us can be done through video conference, phone call, or an in-person meeting.
If you call our firm, we will personally pick up the phone and handle your case with the attention it deserves.
Contact the firm today to discuss your case during a free consultation and explore your options.